Interesting Books (60+ Reviews)


In addition to the "essential" development studies books, some other interesting books include (organized chronologically):


1960s

State and Land in Ethiopian History (1966) Pankhurst

The Liberation of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (1969) Davidson 


1980s

Tanzania: A Political Economy (1982) Coulson

Stranglehold on Africa (1983) Dumont and Mottin

Rural Vulnerability fo Famine in Ethiopia (1986) Wolde Mariam

Introducing Liberation Theology (1986) Boff and Boff

Adjustment with a Human Face (1987) Cornia, Jolly and Steward


1990s

Domination and The Arts of Resistance (1990) Scott

How Can Man Die Better (1990) Pogrund

From Dictatorship to Democracy (1993) Sharp

People of the Plow (1995) McCann

Slaves into Workers (1996) Sikainga

The Lie of the Land (1996) Leach and Mearns

Civil Society and the Aid Industry (1998) Van Rooy

Envisioning Power (1999) Wolf

Civil Wars in Africa (1999) Ali and Matthews


2000s

World-systems Analysis (2004) Wallerstein

The World Bank and Struggles for Social Justice in the Age of Globalization (2005) Goldman

Polio: An American Story (2005) Oshinsky

How Trade Can Promote Development (2005) Stiglitz and Charlton

The Siege of Mecca (2007) Trofimov

Hunting Causes and Using Them (2007) Cartwright

Decent into Chaos (2008) Rashid

Indigenous Methodologies (2009) Kovach

Field Notes on Democracy (2009) Roy

Life After Violence: A People's Story of Burundi (2009) Uvin


2010s

The Politics of Military and Humanitarian Interventions (2010) Fassin & Pandolfi

Citizen Action and National Policy Reform (2010) Gaventa & McGee

Adventures in Aidland (2011) Mosse (Ed)

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters (2011) Stearns

Yemen and the Politics of Permanent Crisis (2011) Phillips

Pox: An American History (2011) Willrich

How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future (2011) Goldin, Cameron and Balarajan

Seasonality, Rural Livelihoods and Development (2012) Devereux, Sabates-Wheeler and Longhurst

Re-defining Food Security for the 21st Century (2012) Gibson

Q-Squared (2013) Shaffer

The Battle for Afghanistan (2013) Dalrymple

Toxic Aid (2014) Edwards

The Quest for Socialist Utopia (2014) Bahru

American Slavery & Capitalism (2014) Baptist

Capitalism vs the Climate (2014) Klein (and How Change Happens)

Anatomy of Giving (2015) Dwyer

Team of Teams (2015) McChrystal

Blueprint for Revolution (2015) Popovic

There is No Such Thing as a Free Gift (2015) McGoey

Blinded by Humanity (2015) Barber

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few (2015) Reich

Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World (2016) Grant

Ebola: How a People's Science Helped End an Epidemic (2016) Richards

Lessons Learned from Canada's War in Afghanistan (2016) Saideman

Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals (2016) Cimadamore, Koehler and Pogge

How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty (2016) Kohl-Arenas

Innovation and its Enemies (2016) Juma

The World's Emergency Room (2016) VanRooyen

Rules for Revolutionaries (2016) Bond and Exley

The Self-Help Myth (2016) Kohl-Arenas

The Politics of Development in Morocco (2017) Bergh

Why Don't the Poor Rise Up? (2017) Truscello and Nangwaya

Drawdown (2017) Hawken

A Socialist Peace? (2017) McGovern

War in 140 Characters (2017) Patrikarakos

Collapse of a Country (2017) Coghlan

Revolution and Authoritarianism in North Africa (2017) Volpi

Making Sense of the Syrian Revolution (2017) Saleh

No Is Not Enough (2017) Klein

Children and Environmental Toxins (2018) Landriagan and Landriagan


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